Bill could broaden full scholarships for students who don’t attend public schools

first_img Bill could broaden full scholarships for students who don’t attend public schools Twitter By Network Indiana – February 8, 2021 0 199 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook Google+ Previous articleDo you know these robbery suspects?Next articleKeeping dogs safe in extreme cold weather Network Indiana (Photo supplied/Michigan News Service) Some Hoosier families make too much to get the full scholarship offered by the state that helps some kids go to private schools. A bill that has passed in the House Education Committee, would make Hoosier families who qualify eligible for the full scholarship.That scholarship pays up to 90 percent of the tuition. But, as the law stands now, some families who still qualify, but make above a certain amount of money per year, may get as little as 50 percent of the tuition paid.“A child’s success should not be dictated by their family’s income,” said state Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).“When we started looking at the current eligibility requirements, we found a lot of hardworking families still could not send their child to the school of their choice. For example, a student whose parents are a bus driver and an auto mechanic, each making under $35,000, would not qualify for a scholarship.”Behning’s bill would also establish the Indiana Education Scholarship Account, which would provide eligible families funding to directly pay for tuition or education-related expenses at an Indiana school.The bill (HB 1005), would also give parents direct control of the money.Under current law, education funding and payments are disbursed to schools by the state on behalf of families, and his legislation would put qualifying families in control of these funds, which would be monitored by the state treasurer’s office. Eligible students would include those with disabilities, those with parents serving in the military and those in foster care.The next step for the bill to be considered in the Ways and Means Committee. IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Trukai extend sponsorship of Cowboys for another 2 years

first_imgThe announcement was made this week after the arrival of the 2015 NRL Premiership Trophy into the country led by veteran Cowboys player, Brent Tate.Trukai has been sponsoring the Cowboys since 2008.Its logo will continue to appear prominently on the Cowboys uniform shorts.General Manager for Sales & Marketing, Andrew Daubney said it was a great pleasure to be part of the Cowboys in their partnership to continue to promote and develop rugby league in PNG.Cowboys General Manager for Commercial, Steve Mitchell said the Cowboys want to be part of the growth of rugby league in PNG.“We love coming here to PNG. The support we have here is extraordinary. We love the passion that people have for rugby in this country.“We have plans to build a Cowboys support base here in PNG with PNG based membership plans.“We want to develop the game here with good social outcomes,” said Mitchell.last_img read more